Football, Food, and The Salvation Army

What’s better than food and football? Putting the two together at The Salvation Army!


The Cowboys got into the holiday spirit this past Monday serving early Thanksgiving meals to the underprivileged at The Salvation Army Mabee Social Service Center in Fort Worth and The Salvation Army Carr. P Collins Social Service Center in Dallas. While the veteran players and Dallas Cowboys Women’s Association tended to those in Dallas alongside Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club teamed up with rookie Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in Ft. Worth.

The early Thanksgiving meal, presented by UnitedHealthCare with food donations from Albertsons, is an annual tradition for the Cowboys, with this year marking twenty years! In addition to serving Thanksgiving meals, the Cowboys visited with those in attendance, speaking with them and signing autographs, offering more personal, one-on-one time with them.

Joining in on the tradition for the first time was rookie sensation Dak Prescott, who joked with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about getting his hands dirty with the mashed potatoes. He also noted “The time you have, it’s important giving it to others. Kind of what I’m about is relationships and making bonds with other people. It starts with giving your time, and I hope everyone does that.”

Coming off a thrilling eighth straight win, the Cowboys left over 500 less fortunate men, women, and children with full bellies and big smiles.